Current Affairs Quiz 12th May 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 12th May 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Which state has launched the ‘Chaara – Bijaee Yojana’, a scheme to provide financial assistance of Rs 10,000 per acre (Upto 10 acres) to farmers cultivating and supplying fodder to Gaushalas (Cowsheds)?

किस राज्य ने गौशालाओं को चारा देने और आपूर्ति करने वाले किसानों को 10,000 रुपये प्रति एकड़ (10 एकड़ तक) की वित्तीय सहायता प्रदान करने की योजना चाराबीजई योजनाशुरू की है?

(a) Maharashtra / महारष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Haryana launched ‘Chaara-Bijaee Yojana’ for fodder cultivating farmers

Haryana Agriculture Minister, Jai Parkash Dalal launched the ‘Chaara – Bijaee Yojana’, a scheme launched to provide financial assistance of Rs 10,000 per acre (Upto 10 acres) to farmers cultivating and supplying fodder to Gaushalas (Cowsheds).

The rationale behind the scheme is to address the State’s fodder shortage and rising stray cattle. The Subsidy will be directly credited to the farmers account under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).

Also, the Phosphate-Rich Organic Manure (PROM) prepared from cow dung can be used as an alternative for synthetic fertilisers. The Prom is also prepared from various gaushalas of Pinjore, Hisar and Bhiwani districts of Haryana.

Q.2. India’s first organic waste-powered EV charging station has been inaugurated in ____________________.

भारत के पहले जैविक कचरे से संचालित ईवी चार्जिंग स्टेशन का उद्घाटन _____________ में किया गया है।

(a) Jaipur, Rajasthan / जयपुर, राजस्थान

(b) Mumbai, Maharashtra / मुंबई, महाराष्ट्र

(c) Chennai, Tamil Nadu / चेन्नई, तमिलनाडु

(d) Gurugram, Haryana / गुरुग्राम, हरियाणा

(e) Bengaluru, Karnataka / बेंगलुरु, कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. India’s 1st EV charging station powered by food waste inaugurated in Mumbai

Maharashtra Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray has inaugurated the nation’s first organic waste-powered EV charging station at Keshavrao Khadye Road near Haji Ali in Mumbai.

The station will generate 220 units of electricity from food waste collected from its nearby areas, mostly from bulk generators like hotels and offices. This station powers street lights and charge electric vehicles too.

The project is a joint venture between the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and AeroCare Clean Energy. This EV Charging Plant is connected with the Waste-Energy Unit at Minatai Thackeray Park.

Q.3. Union Minister for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Narayan Rane has recently inaugurated India’s first Centre of Excellence for Khadi in ___________________.

केंद्रीय सूक्ष्म, लघु और मध्यम उद्यम मंत्री नारायण राणे ने हाल ही में ___________ में खादी के लिए भारत के पहले उत्कृष्टता केंद्र का उद्घाटन किया है।

(a) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. India’s 1st Centre of Excellence for Khadi inaugurated in New Delhi

Union Minister for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Narayan Rane will inaugurate the first Centre of Excellence for Khadi in New Delhi.

The Ministry of MSME has created a Centre for Experimentation, Innovation, and Design for the Khadi Village and Industries Commission (KVIC) with the goal of empowering Khadi Institutions across the country.

The Center’s mission is to create clothing, home goods, and fashion accessories that appeal to individuals of all ages. The goal of the Khadi Centre of Excellence (CoEK) is to make Khadi a worldwide, classic, and value-driven brand.

The National Institute of Fashion Technology has developed the Khadi Centre of Excellence in Delhi, with spokes in Bangalore, Gandhinagar, Kolkata, and Shillong.

Q.4. Which of the following company has dethroned Apple Inc. to become the world’s most valuable company?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने दुनिया की सबसे मूल्यवान कंपनी बनने के लिए Apple Inc. को पछाड़ दिया है?

(a) Tata Consultancy Services / टाटा कंसल्टेंसी सर्विसेज

(b) Saudi Aramco / सऊदी अरामको

(c) Alphabet Inc. / अल्फाबेट इंक

(d) Tiger Midco LLC / टाइगर मिडको एलएलसी

(e) Reliance Industries / रिलायंस इंडस्ट्रीज

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. Saudi Aramco became world’s most valuable company by replacing Apple

Oil giant Saudi Aramco has dethroned Apple Inc. to become the world’s most valuable company, underscoring the recent surge in oil prices that have boosted the energy giant this year.

The current worth of Aramco is about $2.43 trillion as compared with Apple’s $2.37 trillion. Saudi Aramco has reported a 124% surge in net profit in the last year from $49.0 billion in 2020 to $110.0 billion in 2021.

Q.5. Which bank has joined hands with London-based Santander UK Plc in a pact aimed at facilitating the banking requirements of corporates operating across both countries?

किस बैंक ने लंदन स्थित सेंटेंडर यूके पीएलसी के साथ दोनों देशों में काम कर रहे कॉरपोरेट्स की बैंकिंग आवश्यकताओं को सुविधाजनक बनाने के उद्देश्य से समझौता किया है?

(a) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. ICICI Bank partnered with Santander UK for India-UK business ease

ICICI Bank has joined hands with London-based Santander UK Plc in a pact aimed at facilitating the banking requirements of corporates operating across both countries.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between ICICI and Santander UK Plc is designed to establish a framework of the partnership between the banks to meet the financial service requirements of corporate customers operating within the India-UK corridor.

It was signed by Sriram H Iyer, Head of the International Banking Group, ICICI Bank, and John Carroll, Head of International and Transactional Banking at Santander UK, in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Q.6. Which Life Insurance company has launched its financial literacy campaign ‘InspiHE₹-Enabling an empowered future’?

किस जीवन बीमा कंपनी ने अपना वित्तीय साक्षरता अभियान  InspiHE₹-एक सशक्त भविष्य को सक्षम करनाशुरू किया है?

(a) Bharti AXA Life Insurance / भारती एक्सा लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

(b) Oriental Insurance Company / ओरिएंटल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(c) Religare Health Insurance Company / रेलिगेयर हेल्थ इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(d) Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Company / आदित्य बिड़ला सन लाइफ इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(e) Star Health and Allied Insurance Company / स्टार हेल्थ एंड एलाइड इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. Bharti AXA launched financial literacy campaign ‘InspiHE₹’ for mothers

Bharti AXA Life Insurance has launched its financial literacy campaign ‘InspiHE₹-Enabling an empowered future’. It is a special initiative to spread financial awareness among women about financial decisions for a secured future.

The campaign was launched in line with “International Mother’s Day” (May 8, 2022) and ahead of the “International Day of Families” (May 15, 2022).

Bharti AXA Life Insurance is a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and AXA. The joint venture company has a 51% stake in Bharti and a 49% stake in AXA.

Through this campaign, the company hopes to increase awareness of a financially secure future for women by engaging with women, notably mothers, their families, and close to 1 million citizens of India on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Q.7. Who has been appointed as the new chief executive officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Air India?

एयर इंडिया के नए मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी (सीईओ) और प्रबंध निदेशक (एमडी) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Vipula Gunatilleka / विपुल गुनातिलका

(b) Vikram Dev Dutt / विक्रम देव दत्त

(c) Campbell Wilson / कैम्पबेल विल्सन

(d) Atul Bhatt / अतुल भट्ट

(e) Ilker Ayci / इल्कर अइसी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. Campbell Wilson appointed as new MD & CEO of Air India

Campbell Wilson, the previous head of low-cost airline Scoot, has been appointed as the new chief executive officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Air India.

He has 26 years aviation industry expertise across both full service and low-cost airlines. He is the chief executive of Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines.

Wilson’s appointment comes after Turkey’s Ilker Ayci decided not take on the role of chief executive of Air India after the announcement of his appointment led to opposition in India over his previous political links.

Recently, Nipun Aggarwal appointed as Chief Commercial Officer and Suresh Dutt Tripathi as Chief Human Resources Officer.

Aggarwal, who is also Senior Vice President at Tata Sons, replaced Air India veteran Meenakshi Malik, while Tripathi, who was Vice President of Human Resources at Tata Steel from 2012 to 2021, succeeded AI’s Amrita Sharan.

Q.8. Who among the following has been appointed as the next chief election commissioner of India?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे भारत के अगले मुख्य चुनाव आयुक्त के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Sushil Chandra / सुशील चंद्र

(b) Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas / कमलेश नीलकंठ व्यास

(c) Arvind Panagariya / अरविंद पनगढ़िया

(d) Suman Bery / सुमन बेरी

(e) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Rajiv Kumar appointed as next Chief Election Commissioner

Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar was today appointed as the next chief election commissioner.

He will assume charge on May 15 after incumbent Sushil Chandra demits office on May 14, a notification issued by the Law Ministry said.

In pursuance of clause (2) of article 324 of the Constitution, the President appointed Shri Rajiv Kumar as the Chief Election Commissioner with effect from the 15th May, 2022.

Kumar took charge as the Election Commissioner of the Election Commission of India (ECI) on September 1, 2020. Prior to assuming charge in the Election Commission, Kumar had been the chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board. He joined as the PESB chairman in April 2020.

Q.9. Who has been appointed as Louis Vuitton’s first-ever Indian brand ambassador?

लुई वुइटन के पहले भारतीय ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Priyanka Chopra / प्रियंका चोपड़ा

(b) Sushmita Sen / सुष्मिता सेन

(c) Deepika Padukone / दीपिका पादुकोण

(d) Anushka Sharma / अनुष्का शर्मा

(e) Vidya Balan / विद्या बालन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Deepika Padukone became 1st Indian brand ambassador of Louis Vuitton

Deepika Padukone has been appointed as Louis Vuitton’s first-ever Indian brand ambassador.

She was unveiled as part of a new handbag campaign with Emma Stone and Chinese actor Zhou Dongyu in a series of promotional shots.

Recently, she has been named as a part of an eight-member jury presided by French actor Vincent Lindon at 75th Cannes Film Festival.  She has also received the first Time 100 Impact Awards for creating awareness about mental health.

Q.10. Name the Architect who has been bestowed with the prestigious Royal Gold Medal 2022, by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), London, United Kingdom (UK).

उस आर्किटेक्ट का नाम बताइए, जिसे रॉयल इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ ब्रिटिश आर्किटेक्ट्स (RIBA), लंदन, यूनाइटेड किंगडम (यूके) द्वारा प्रतिष्ठित रॉयल गोल्ड मेडल 2022 से सम्मानित किया गया है।

(a) Jean-Philippe Vassal / जीन-फिलिप वासाल

(b) Anne Lacaton / ऐनी लैकटन

(c) Diebedo Francis Kere / डाइबेडो फ्रांसिस केरे

(d) Balkrishna Doshi / बालकृष्ण दोशी

(e) Shelley McNamara / शेली मैकनामारा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Royal Gold Medal 2022 for Architecture awarded to Balkrishna Doshi

Indian Architect Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi was bestowed with the prestigious Royal Gold Medal 2022, one of the world’s highest honours for architecture, by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), London, United Kingdom (UK).

The Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by Queen Elizabeth II of UK and the award is given to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture.

B V Doshi had a vivid work experience with noted Architect Le Corbusier as a Senior Designer (1951-54) in Paris, France and supervised projects in Ahmedabad, Gujarat for four more years. Doshi also worked with Louis Kahn as an associate to build the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad.

He won Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2018 which is considered as Nobel Prize in Architecture and he will be the only Indian Architect to hold both the Pritzker Architecture Prize and Royal Gold Medal.

He was honoured with Padma Shri in 1976 for science and engineering and Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest Civilian in 2020 for his contribution to the field of architecture.

Q.11. Who among the following has won gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles in Cyprus International Athletics Meeting 2022 at Limassol?

लिमासोल में साइप्रस अंतर्राष्ट्रीय एथलेटिक्स बैठक 2022 में महिलाओं की 100 मीटर बाधा दौड़ में निम्नलिखित में से किसने स्वर्ण पदक जीता है?

(a) Jyothi Yarraji / ज्योति यारराजि

(b) Lili Das / लिली दास

(c) Amlan Borgohain / अमलान बोरगोहेन

(d) Anuradha Biswal / अनुराधा बिस्वाल

(e) P U Chitra / पी यू चित्रा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Jyothi Yarraji won gold medal in 100m hurdles in Cyprus International Athletics Meeting 2022

Andhra Pradesh’s Jyothi Yarraji has smashed the national record to clinch a gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles at Limassol in Cyprus International Athletics Meeting 2022 with a timing of 13.23 seconds.

She break the 20-year-old national record (13.38 seconds) in the name of Anuradha Biswal in 2002.

Another Indian athlete Lili Das has also won gold in the women’s 1500-meter race and Amlan Borgohain won the bronze medal in the men’s 200m.

Q.12. How many gold medals have been won by Indian archers at Asia Cup 2022 Stage-2 campaign in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq?

इराक के सुलेमानियाह में एशिया कप 2022 स्टेज -2 अभियान में भारतीय तीरंदाजों ने कितने स्वर्ण पदक जीते हैं?

(a) 2

(b) 4

(c) 8

(d) 11

(e) 14

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. India won 14 medals – eight golds, four silvers and two bronze, in Archery Asia Cup 2022 Stage 2

Indian archers wrapped up a highly successful Asia Cup 2022 Stage-2 campaign in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq with a total of 14 medals – eight golds, four silvers and two bronze.

The Indian team of women archers Parneet Kaur, Aditi Swami, and Sakshi Chaudhary has won India’s first gold medal of the continental meet after defeating Kazakhstan in Iraq.

The men’s team of Prathamesh Fuge, Rishabh Yadav, and Jawkar Samadhan has won the second gold for India. The compound mixed duo of Prathmesh Fuge & Parneet Kaur won the third Gold Medal at Asia Archery Cup.

Archery Asia Cup 2022 Stage 2 Iraq: India medal winners

  • Women’s team compound – gold (Sakshi Chaudhary, Parneet Kaur and Aditi Gopichand Swami)
  • Men’s team compound – gold (Rishabh Yadav, Prathamesh Fuge and Prathamesh Jawkar)
  • Mixed team compound – gold (Prathamesh Fuge and Parneet Kaur)
  • Men’s individual compound – Prathmesh Fuge (gold); Rishabh Yadav (silver); Jawkar Samadhan (bronze)
  • Women’s individual compound – Sakshi Chaudhary (gold); Parneet Kaur (silver)
  • Women’s team recurve – gold (Avani, Bhajan Kaur and Laxmi Hembrom)
  • Men’s team recurve – gold (Mrinal Chauhan, Parth Salunkhe and Juyel Sarkar)
  • Mixed team recurve – silver (Parth Salunkhe and Bhajan Kaur)
  • Men’s individual recurve – Mrinal Chauhan (gold); Parth Salunke (bronze)
  • Women’s individual recurve – Bhajan Kaur (silver)

Q.13. International Nurses Day is observed every year on ________________.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय नर्स दिवस ________________ को हर साल मनाया जाता है।

(a) 11 May/ 11 मई

(b) 12 May/ 12 मई

(c) 13 May/ 13 मई

(d) 14 May/ 14 मई

(e) 16 May/ 16 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. 12 May: International Nurses Day

Every year International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12th May to commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

This day also honours the contributions of nurses to society around the world. The International Council of Nurses began commemorating International Nurses Day in 1965.

Theme 2022: “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health”.

Q.14. What was the theme for International Nurses Day 2022?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय नर्स दिवस 2022 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Health for All

(b) Nurses: A Voice to Lead- Health is wealth

(c) Nurses: A Voice to Lead – A vision for future healthcare

(d) Nurses: A voice to lead – Health is a human right

(e) Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(e)

Exp. 12 May: International Nurses Day

Every year International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12th May to commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

This day also honours the contributions of nurses to society around the world. The International Council of Nurses began commemorating International Nurses Day in 1965.

Theme 2022: “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health”.

Q.15. United Nations observes International Day of Plant Health (IDPH) every year on ______________________________.

संयुक्त राष्ट्र हर साल _______________ को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय पादप स्वास्थ्य दिवस (IDPH) मनाता है।

(a) 12 May / 12 मई

(b) 13 May / 13 मई

(c) 14 May / 14 मई

(d) 15 May / 15 मई

(e) 16 May / 16 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp. 12 May: International Day of Plant Health

United Nations designated 12 May as the International Day of Plant Health (IDPH) to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect biodiversity and the environment, and boost economic development.

The day was promoted by Zambia and was taken into action by the UN General Assembly. The United Nations declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH).

The Year was extended until 1 July 2021 due to the postponement of some key initiatives caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q.16. Leonid Kravchuk passed away recently. He was the first president of independent _________________.

लियोनिद क्रावचुक का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह स्वतंत्र _________ के पहले राष्ट्रपति थे।

(a) Hungary / हंगरी

(b) Slovakia / स्लोवाकिया

(c) Poland / पोलैंड

(d) Ukraine / यूक्रेन

(e) Romania / रोमानिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(d)

Exp. 1st president of independent Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk passed away

Leonid Kravchuk, a former communist who helped sign the Soviet Union’s death warrant and then served as the first president of independent Ukraine, died at the age of 88.

Kravchuk was known as the “wily fox” as he rose through the ranks of Ukraine’s Communist Party and take over as head of the parliament in 1990.

He signed the Belovezha accords with Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Belarusian leader Stanislav Shushkevich in December 1991 which effectively triggered the Soviet Union’s collapse.

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